1858 - Born in Épinal, Lorraine on the 15th of April.
1882-1885 - Durkheim taught philosophy in several provincial lycées.
1886 - Took a leave of absence allowed him to study under the psychologist Wilhelm Wundt in Germany.
1887 - He was named lecturer in education and sociology at the University of Bordeaux.
1893 - The Division of Labor in Society.
1896 - He was raised to a professorship in the first professorship of sociology in France.
1897 - Suicide.
1902 - He was named to a professorship in sociology and education at the Sorbonne.
1915 - His Elementary Forms of the Religious Life is an anthropological study centring largely on totemism of the origins and functions of religion.
- He wrote influential works on sociological method.
1917- Durkheim died in Paris on the 15th of November.
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